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tre9er 06-27-2012 09:18 PM

Do you ever want to...
When you read a thread titled like "Pitched at 75! Did I ruin my batch?" or "Forgot Irish Moss! Dump beer?"

Do you ever just want to comment without reading:

YES, sorry. Ruined.

I do, but then I'd make sure they knew it was a joke...I guess I'm evil...

homebrewdad 06-27-2012 09:26 PM

As sarcastic as I am, I don't get those urges... but after the umpteenth thread in one week complaining about funky flavor after 5 days in bottles (or directly out of the fermenter), I do occasioanlly want to ask if the poster has ever read ANYTHING about brewing beer.

But that's why there is a beginner forum, and if I can't answer nicely, I close the thread and let Revvy get them all. :D

tre9er 06-27-2012 09:27 PM

I'm not acting high and mighty, it's just that you read so many of those headlines and it makes the evil side of me want to, just for a second, say "Yep, ruined." then let-on that I'm joking. That's how I am with friends and such, I guess. I like to josh around, but not too severe.

tre9er 06-27-2012 09:32 PM

Basically the really general ones too like, "How much malt do I need?"

I want to respond:


Then leave the thread. I'm just a smart-ass.

Dan 06-27-2012 09:35 PM



occasioanlly want to ask if the poster has ever read ANYTHING about brewing beer.

This. But I don't. Might provide a link to a thread they ought to check out though.

BrewerBear 06-28-2012 12:27 PM

Do you mean post like this?


Slipgate 06-28-2012 12:34 PM

I like the threads about, "I baked my Carboy in the oven at 500 degrees for 3 days (sorry, my oven won't go any higher), do you think that will sterilize it enough to use or should I just bite the bullet and get some concentrated hydrochloric acid and dip it? Wait, how about a plasma cutter? Is that enough to kill bacteria? Should my Carboy be glowing and starting to melt?".

jhoyda 06-28-2012 01:22 PM

Unfortunately, I think it is the nature of my (I'm 27) and subsequent generations. We grew up with the internet; never needing to use books to find information. In our eyes it is easier to ask simple questions about everything and wait a few hours for responses than spending 10 mins actually searching.

Edit: Just read my post and want to make it absolutely clear I don't condone this behavior! Take some responsibility and find the information yourself:)

homebrewdad 06-28-2012 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by BrewerBear (Post 4209006)

Exactly these.

slarkin712 06-28-2012 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by BrewerBear (Post 4209006)

When I read this post I almost thought it was a fake. Like someone putting out some bait to annoy people and get some flaming posts. "Cascading a little sugar"? Do people even think for a second about something before they post it? Sometimes it seems that people type posts while they're thinking. Like thinking out loud, except that you're posting it.

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